Cleaning the Upstairs Hall
In the farmhouse’s upstairs hall, the Cockerlines removed a closet, exposing a window hidden within that now sheds light on the formerly dim pathway. To finish things off, they gave the upstairs a thorough scrub.
“A lot of it had just been dirty,” she says. “The house was empty for a year before we purchased it.”
They followed up the cleaning with fresh paint: The floor got a coat of Newport Grey against the Vale Mist walls and white trim.
About the Author: With goats and organic gardens around her Connecticut cottage, Tovah Martin is every inch a hobby farmer. She is a freelance garden writer, lecturer, blogger and author—her most recent book is The New Terrarium (Clarkson Potter, 2009).
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2011 issue of Hobby Farm Home.